Kee Safety

Buffalo, NY

Purchasing Coordinator

Do you have a strong customer focused attitude? Do you want to be part of a company that is growing and excited about change? Join the Kee Safety team as our new Purchasing Coordinator based in our Buffalo, NY office.
Who is Kee Safety?
Separating People from Hazards is our life’s work. Kee Safety, Inc. is the North American business operation of Kee Safety, Ltd. in the United Kingdom. We maintain a strong sales presence here in the USA with our manufacturing and warehouse center headquartered in Buffalo, New York.

Kee Safety is the leading global supplier of safety systems and solutions. When you join the Kee Safety Team, you are not only aligning yourself with the leading safety and fall prevention experts in North America but with people who are passionate about fall prevention, safety, and who care about their company and its customers.

What Can We Offer You?

We are most proud of our employees and our culture. We believe in our employees and understand that when they are engaged and they are happy - they will thrive and our business will grow.

Our corporate culture includes:

  • A strong, collaborative work environment
  • Training and development opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Life-long friendships
  • Our Kee Giving Sponsorship Program: Kee Safety will donate to community initiatives that employees support outside of work

Kee Safety provides some of the best benefits around:

  • 401k plan with excellent match and bonus contribution
  • A comprehensive benefits program that includes medical plans starting at $0, vision and dental coverage, life and disability coverage paid 100% by the Company
  • Paid holiday, vacation and sick time

What Makes this Job Awesome

The Purchasing Coordinator works with vendors to provide support for internal customers. The Purchasing Coordinator interacts with interdepartmental and 3rd-party personnel to process logistics, shipping, and inventory paperwork. This position will accurately process paperwork, maintain up to date and organized records, and problem solve to resolve related Operations issues.

The Purchasing Coordinator will primarily utilize ERP and MS-Office system-based tools in the daily performance of the position.

Key Responsibilities 

  •  Help maintain, setup, and update all items within our ERP system
  • Daily use and updating of ERP and non-ERP ordering systems, including generating of PO’s, sending PO’s to vendors, general ordering of materials and services, monitoring status of open orders with vendors, and active communication with vendors and internal customers/departments on updates of open orders
  • Help coordinate logistics of materials and services, domestically and internationally, to meet our various internal and external customer requirements
  • Receive PO’s into our ERP system once product is received or services are rendered
  • Audit and approve receiving and accounts payable paperwork, along with proper organization, filing, and storage of paperwork
  • Work with Warehouse department on inventory discrepancies that require auditing of receiving paperwork and ledgers
  • Update a ledger with complaints against vendors, as they come in, and notify Purchasing department of log updates
  • Work with appropriate parties to compile paperwork and file freight claims as needed
  • Perform other tasks as requested by immediate supervisor, manager, or general manager


Education, Experience and Skills 

  • Highschool diploma, or equivalent certificate
  • Business Administration degree is helpful, but not required
  • Previous relevant experience working in an office environment – preferably as a Clerk, Administrative Assistant, or Receptionist
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written as well as verbal)
  • Detailed-oriented, problem solving, self-auditing skill
  • Ability to manage and prioritize schedule of daily/monthly tasks
  • Self-motivated, individual contributor and team player
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and general business systems
  • Able to learn and adapt in a growing environment

Special/Particular Requirements (safety, physical, etc.)

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to stand and walk for up to 8 hours
  • May be required to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally 

Individual characteristics 

The Purchasing Coordinator position requires a self-directed, forward thinking and energetic person who is results oriented and capable of professional and detailed follow through. This role will be a driving force ensuring we provide the very best of customer service through timely and accurate shipments.

  • Ability to maintain a consistent professional image for Kee Safety
  • Lead by example with positive attitude towards both inside and outside of Kee Safety
  • Work within a team atmosphere
  • Proactively recognize problems and work with immediate supervisor and manager to resolve them
  • Ability to learn and adapt in a growing environment

  Join our team and grow with us, there is a world of possibilities out there!

Kee Safety Inc., is an equal opportunity employer


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